GSoC 2019 First Evaluation

GSoC 2019 First Evaluation

Thanks to the instructions from mentors Richard West (@rwest), Bryan Weber (@bryanwweber) and Kyle Niemeyer (@kyleniemeyer), the website is functioning after the first month, and we will keep improving it in the rest of the GSoC time. From what I mentioned in the last post, ChemCheck is a web-based application for visualizing and diagnosing syntax and chemical errors in Chemkin and Cantera input files. In this case, we created basic functions that allow users to convert their mechanism files to Cantera YAML input files easily (Cantera input file is going to be changed from CTI file to YAML file, so we made some adjustments as well).

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Cantera 2.4.0

Cantera 2.4.0

We are pleased to announce the release of Cantera 2.4.0. Cantera 2.4.0 includes more than 380 commits to the code since 2.3.0, merges more than 70 pull requests, and closes almost 60 issues. In this release, we improved the maintainability of Cantera by removing or deprecating old, untested code, moving the website and Mixmaster to separate repositories, and automating more of the build/testing process. We also added new features to the 1-D reactor code (among other areas), including adding an ionized gas transport class and the IonFlow and BurnerIonFlame classes, providing better accessing to callbacks during 1-D solutions, and automatically detecting certain common failure conditions of the 1-D solver. This release of Cantera was made possible by contributions from 14 developers: @speth, @bryanwweber, @BangShiuh, @decaluwe, @wandadars, @jsantner, @arghdos, @rwest, @g3bk47, @awehrfritz, @band-a-prend, @vdevgan, @KyleLinevitchJr, and @MarcDuQuesne.

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